Rebel Congress leader Pul blames Tuki for President’s rule in Arunachal

New Delhi, Jan. 26 (ANI): Former finance minister of Arunachal Pradesh and dissident Congress leader Kalikho Pul blamed former chief minister Nabam Tuki for the President’s rule in Arunachal.

“Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki is responsible for the President’s rule. This is very unfortunate. The government is in minority. There is nothing called law and order there. The government itself indulged in dharnas,” Pul told ANI.

“According to rule, the assembly should have been convened within 14 days. But it took two months and 11 days to start assembly session. The Speaker had mala fide intention. Two of our Congress men were deceived to sign the resignation letter,” he added.

Pul further pointed out that the Bharatiya Janata Party is not responsible for this situation and it is being wrongly accused in the matter.

Arunachal Pradesh today came under central rule with President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to the Union Cabinet’s recommendation following political instability in the state.

Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led at the Centre for imposing President’s rule in the state and vowed to knock the doors of the Supreme Court in this matter.

“Had a feeling they will do this as this was their intention. But we aren’t nervous, we will fight… We will fight this battle legally…We will seek justice from Supreme Court,” Tuki told ANI.

Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 last year as 21 rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with BJP’s 11 MLAs and two independents to impeach Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia at a makeshift venue. The Speaker termed the move as illegal and unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court decided to hear on January 27 the Congress plea challenging the Cabinet decision. (ANI)

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